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#1 PrevailGFX

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

I'm using a Dell XPS 8500 currently

Specs of the PC
CPU
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (up to 3.90 GHz)
GPU
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 1GB DDR3
Power
460W
Mobo
Intel® “Panther Point” H77

I was suggested to use a; Radeon HD 7790

But my budget has rasied now... I was wondering what a good, decent card I could get that will make a noticeable difference from the GT 640... Budget is preferably $200 and less.
Thanks in advance. Also, PSU is not a problem, as I have a spare 600W corsair.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:39 PM

hello,

 

           there are better graphics cards for that kind of budget. but the BC experts apparently are a little overwhelmed with the whole graphics card domain right now.

 

             Anyway, you can google for the best card for the money.  I am a Radeon man myself.

 

         Radeon Nomenclature works like this:

 

                               HD A B C D

 

                    A  = generation of card   7 being the highest at the moment

 

                    B  =  Iteration and development level of that generation of card , 9 being the highest developmemt level

 

                    C =  Performance (again...9 being the highest)

 

                     D = 0

 

                            So, a 5970 is  THE 300 watt-sucking  performer beast from the fifth generation

 

                              A 7990 is top of the mark, but at the same time, a 7970 would suffice most of the time if it means trimming $100  USD from the budget.

 

                                 i am currently running an HD 5550 1gb ddr2  on my home rig

 

                                              it is extremely quiet and cool and draws a measly amount of wattage out of the PSU and needs no extra hookup other than the PCI and can run an occasional game with settings tweaked and watered down.

 

      Please be aware, Gamers are very opinionated when they write about their preferences in the message boards but what really matters to a gamer is "frames per second     better known as FPS"   and it can be calcualated in the ball park from what they call    "memory bandwidth"              check out the FPS benchmarking for different games. it is all out there for you to discover.  i like bjorn3d myself

 

      just a suggestion  ; I am currenty being seduced by the 7870 for my next gaming build i am working on for another person. check out that darling of a card!

 

                Hope this helps


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

The 7790 would be a noticeable upgrade from the GT640 but for your budget, you could get a HIS 7870 GHZ Edition.


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#4 PrevailGFX

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

The 7790 would be a noticeable upgrade from the GT640 but for your budget, you could get a HIS 7870 GHZ Edition.

 

I was debating on that, or the 660. I decided to go with the 660, it should be here wednesday... Just have to put in new PSU and card... Hopefully the card fits, if not... I'll cut that case up until it does.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

Yes, after reading the newegg reviews for the HIS 7870, it looks like you would need a yuca mountain size case  to fit that  beast in there, and the HIS 7870  ports weren't as impressive as the 660. looks like comparable performance also.

 

              Now, let the Furmark fly!


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